Good Grief

By: Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by: Reginald Douglas


October 18-27, 2019
Preview: Thursday, October 17
Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse

A story of love, loss and friendship, Good Grief focuses on a young woman, Nkechi, grieving the loss of her longtime friend and almost lover, MJ. While the story opens with Nkechi taking a sabbatical from her med-school program, she soon learns that her friend was in a terrible car crash. Good Grief takes place between 1992 and 2005 in a Pennsylvania suburb as Nkechi recalls memories and events from her life with MJ. applauded Good Grief after its Off-Broadway opening in October 2018, calling it an exploration of “not what grief actually looks like, but what it feels like from the inside.” Good Grief invites audiences to join Nkechi’s journey through an adolescent friendship and a painful, but eye-opening loss.